China Shipyard Gets Significant HBC Bulkship Orders
Hamburg Bulk Carriers (HBC) has ordered three 43,500 dwt bulk carriers plus options for 9 more from Qingshan Shipyard. The buyerss add that two and a half years of work was invested into this project to build up to 12 bulk carriers of about 43.500 dwt of which the first delivery is expected in the last quarter of 2014. The design is a modification of a standard design developed by Deltamarin of Finland. Model tests confirmed the high expectations of extremely low consumption of fuel oil which is less than 20 mt fuel oil daily, and added to this advantage the ships will also have a very shallow draft. The vessels will have 5 cargohold…
Deltamarin Announces First B.Delta43 Delivery, New Order
The first B.Delta43 vessel, M/V Venture Goal, was delivered to the Hamburg Bulk Carriers GmbH (HBC) in January 2015. The Deltamarin design has also attracted yet another customer, as Phoenix Shipping & Trading ordered four B.Delta43 handysize bulk carriers at Qingshan Shipyard. The first B.Delta43 vessel for the German shipowner HBC was successfully sea-trialed and delivered on January 24, 2015 at a ceremony at Qingshan Shipyard of Sinotrans & CSC SBICO. The delegation and top management of HBC who attended the ceremony expressed their satisfaction with the ship’s performance, as observed during the conducted trials, where B.Delta43 confirmed predictions on speed and deadweight to a very high accuracy.
China Shipyards Get B.Delta Design Bulker Orders
The latest batch of orders for Deltamarin's B.Delta design bulk carriers comes from international shipowners, all to be built in China. The B.Delta43 order by the German ship owner HBC Hamburg Bulk Carriers at CSC Qingshan Shipyard and the B.Delta37 order by the Tunisian ship owner Transbulk at Yangfan shipyard are the latest additions to Deltamarin’s B.Delta series. On top of these new orders, China Navigation Company (CNCo) has exercised an option for another four B.Delta37 vessels at Chengxi Shipyard, d’Amico an option for one more B.Delta37 at Yangfan Shipyard, and M.T.
Lockheed Selected for C4ISR Systems Lifecycle Support Services
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus fixed fee contract by the U.S. Navy Space and , (SSC-SD) for C4ISR Systems Lifecycle Support Services. The period of performance is a three-year base period worth up to $59m. Two additional award term periods raise the potential value to $189m. Under this new contract, Lockheed Martin will provide a range of C4ISR System Lifecycle Support Services to the SSC-SD C4ISR Programs office located in . Specific efforts will include logistics planning, configuration management, system integration, system installations, technical documentation, training development, training, 24/7 customer support center, and technical field support.
Brownsville Marine Products Hopes to Cash In
According to the Tribune Review, an aging barge fleet coupled with high scrap steel pricing and demand from the biodiesel and ethanol industries has launched a barge-building boom, the likes of which hasn't been seen since the 1970s, industry experts say. Brownsville Marine Products, LLC, of Fayette County, hopes to cash in on the construction boom, and is building barges as it can, carrying on a tradition of barge building on that stretch of the Monongahela River that began with the old Hillman Barge Co. in 1938. Nationally, a fleet of more than 27,000 barges moves over 800 million tons a year of raw materials and finished goods over the 25,000-mile inland waterway system, adding about $5 billion annually to the U.S. economy, according to the trade group.